Gailtest Souza (Second Vice-President, Membership at AWA)

Gailtest Souza

Second Vice-President, Membership at AWA

Gail was born and raised in New York and has lived her adult life in Rhode Island, Wisconsin and Florida prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2016. She attended Ohio University where she majored in Communications & Business and was a Division 1 field hockey player. For 18 years Gail worked as a Financial Consultant and Trust & Estate Manager for Merrill Lynch, BankBoston and Bank of America.

After leaving corporate America, Gail was instrumental in starting the girls lacrosse and field hockey programs at Kettle Moraine High School in Wisconsin. She coached both programs and continued coaching girls lacrosse at North Broward Preparatory School in Florida.

Community service dedications have included being treasurer of the East Bay Sailing Foundation, a member of the Kettle Moraine Booster Club , Kettle Moraine Lacrosse Club and treasurer of the Athletic Booster Club at North Broward Prep.

In Hong Kong Gail is enjoying being a co-leader of the AWA Hiking Group, golfing with AWA golf society, playing tennis for the American Club and Field Hockey for Valley RFC.

Tracey-Lee Hayes (Third Vice-President, Activities at AWA)

Tracey-Lee Hayes

Third Vice-President, Activities at AWA

Tracey-Lee was born and raised in Zimbabwe, fortunate to have an idyllic childhood in Africa. At the age of 16 she moved to Cape Town, South Africa and it was here her dreams of travelling started coming to fruition with the opportunity to work first in a Travel Agency and then later for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

After being in the airline business for 18 years, with many cities and countries discovered, she opened her own travel agency from home which allowed her to raise her two daughters now aged 22 and 19 years.

Whilst living in London for 6 years, Tracey-Lee started volunteer work for the Richmond Blind Association and found charity work to be rewarding and humbling.

Moving to Hong Kong in 2014 with her spouse was an exciting opportunity although the thought of making friends again was rather daunting. However, within a month of becoming a member of the AWA, she found a warm community spirit. Tracey-Lee has been Chair of the Local Tours Committee for 18 months, discovering new parts of Hong Kong and China through AWA activities. She also volunteers at Ronald McDonald House and the AWA Reading programme.

Robin Neiterman (First Vice-President, Fundraising at American Women's Association)

Robin Neiterman

First Vice-President, Fundraising at American Women's Association

Robin moved to Hong Kong in September 2017 from the Northeast of the United States.

Robin has a Bachelors degree from Dartmouth College and a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia. She spent her business career working in direct and interactive marketing strategy for AT&T and Cingular.

Robin left the for-profit business world twelve years ago and she’s been involved with many not-for-profit organizations ever since. Robin was on the board and became President for CASP, the after school program at her sons’ elementary school. She then became involved with a human services agency in greater Boston that serves over 15,000 vulnerable clients a year. She started by chairing the Marketing Committee followed by the Strategic Planning Committee and then she joined the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and ultimately became President of the Board of Directors.

Robin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, playing tennis, golf, hiking, skiing, and, most recently, being part of the AWA Dragon Boat team.

Andrea Roth (President at American Women's Association)

Andrea Roth

President at American Women's Association

Andrea has a wealth of experience in beginning anew and re-defining herself. Born and educated in Germany, she started to explore the world after graduating from high school. She has lived in Boston, Lausanne, Paris, Geneva, Bermuda and a couple of cities in Germany before moving with her husband to Hong Kong in 2013. Her diverse roles included working in Marketing, Corporate Development and HR for a multinational consumer goods company in Germany, to then being a full-time mum of three children.

Twenty years after graduating from university, Andrea reconnected to academics as a Project Manager of a research project in ethics of medicine. Besides a German Diploma in Business Administration, she holds a recent MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice. She tries to make good use of her knowledge when coaching private clients in transition periods.

Andrea joined the AWA shortly after moving to Hong Kong, a very wise decision back then. She immediately became involved with Charitable Donations, first as a team member, then as the chairperson from July 2014 to June 2016. She enjoys meeting new people and is proud to be part of the vibrant, diverse and engaged AWA community.